George III’s Golden Jubilee 1810
Over 80 people attended a grand supper and ball at the Assembly Rooms when many continued their spirited dancing through till five in the morning. Mr Falkner, owner of the Burgage Manor House, paraded his pupils who fired three volleys in honour of the day.
Over three hundred families were supplied with bread and ale and the poor widows and single women of the town with bread and coal. The prisoners in the House of Correction were regaled with beef and plum pie as were the poor in the Workhouse.